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at sandy hook elementary, with matt lauer, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, and savi ysa guthrie, live from newtown, connecticut. >> good morning. welcome to this special edition of "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. savannah guthrie is in newtown, connecticut. the president's remarks at that vigil last night were moving, powerful. they were spoken, of course, not only as the nation's leader but also, savannah, from a heartbroken parent's point of vi view. >> no question about that. there were loud, audible sobs as the president read through the names of those who had fallen. the president wrote these remarks himself and i can tell you it contained a more forceful call to action than even some close aides had expected. before that he met privately with first responders and families of victims. the daughter of sandy hook principal, dawn hochsprung, tweeted these pictures of the president holding her daughter, and said mom would be so proud but not as proud as i am of her. >> savannah, classes are set to resume wednesday for the students of sandy hook, but they'll be held
it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that their jobs
at sandy hook elementary. just as we learn new details about the gunman, two more young victims are laid to rest today. plus a major cybersecurity threat. what you need to know to protect your bank accounts on-line especially in the new year. >>> a hour harrowing ordeal for a tv news correspondent and his crew, kidnapped five days in syria. the latest details on their escape. it's haul l all "happening now" jenna: great to have you with us on this tuesday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the latest on the tragedy in connecticut. while investigators search for answers there are some students are heading back to school right now. rick leventhal has the latest from newtown. what is going on there today, rick? >> reporter: jon incredibly challenging times for the community, struggling are with the aftermath after that horrific mass murder. sending kids back to school and reassuring those kids they will be safe in those classrooms. in fact security has been beefed up at the six cools in the newtown school district that reopened their doors today. a sign in one window said, quote, we are st
the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that. >>> also, i'll talk with a congressman who wants to use the national rifle association against itself on gun reform. if there is a disconnect between nra members and the nra leadership. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gi of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts h
isaac left hundreds of thousands of acres under water. hurricane sandy has caused destruction like nothing we could have imagined. as i said, i saw that damage up close for hurricane sandy. weather disasters have destroyed millions of acres of farmland and affected millions of families in every state and corner of this country. we're considering a disaster bill today. the farm bill is a disaster bill because it not only has disaster assistance, but it creates five-year certainty for our growers, who deserve it. they deserve to know what's going to be happening. they deserve to know so they can go into their bank, they can talk about their financing for the coming crop year and be able to plan as well as get immediate help. now, i support passing a disaster bill. and agriculture should be a part of this. but it's not enough. we need to do that and we need to have a five-year farm bill in order to create the certainty that we need. we have spent so much time focusing on how we move forward with agriculture today and create the right kind of risk management tools for the future, and i
an outpouring from the community since sandy hook. in all manners. from, you know, teddy bears to cash. and i think this is part of it. i think people want to feel safe. >> reporter: for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who he says then handed it over to a gang member. >> if that person would have done something to somebody else with that gun, it would have been falling back on me. and i'm 52 years old. i haven't had a criminal record all my life. >> reporter: police say that's how even legal guns can pose a danger. >> i don't know that we're ever going to be able to disarm every bad guy here. but what we're doing is we're taking away the possibility. we're taking away the chance for a bad guy to get another gun. >> reporter: porter says he got lucky. >> it did go into the wrong hands but i got it back, and it's getting destroyed now. >> reporter: and now he has a little more cash in his pocket. >> 75. >> all right, thank you. >> all right. david ariosis there in new york. so david, the real question is, will these have any impact? >> well, do
-on embrace of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that -- >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> a combo team from the say what categories, richard murdouch of indiana and todd aiken. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god swended to happen. >> dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwindled throughout the year but aiken and murdoch pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who have come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time those people would tend to leave the country or self deport. >> self deportation by undocumented workers was not by itself responsible for romney's dismal showing among hispanics, but certainly greased the skids. for which romney would have liked to have had aa mulligan, there was this. >> 47% of the people who w
. there will be a moment of silence. to the minute when the gunmen walked into sandy hook elementary school, or forced his way in, and took the lives of 26 people, 20 children. there are more children who have funerals went today. martha: it is pouring rain in sandy hook. the rain has been coming down all morning. it seems a fitting way. so many tears that have been poured out from these families and people who have just changed. it has resonated across the country. it changes the way that everyone has felt about christmas. you can't help but think about these families. they have to have some form of celebration for other children in the family while in such deep mourning. twenty-six bells of our vow to be wrong. twenty-six bells are about to be tolled [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] plan b is [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> trento. >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church b
, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it was filled with more than 500 checks, each written for $1 million. the checks were signed but not
coming in the united states, sandy, in the philippines, central america, and so on. the catastrophe of climate change is already on us. we are now waiting for the next century. we are the children we are talking about, who are suffering from climate change. unfortunately, the talks that we see in doha are not reflecting the urgency that is required by what is happening out in the world. >> why? >> years ago there were countries who did not believe in the science of climate change. today, all countries believe in the science, but the fight is over who is responsible and who has to carry the burden of stopping emissions and halting climate change work happens. here we have in doha developed countries not living up to their promises, legal commitments. >> what are these commitments? >> there are a few times. one, they would take the lead in cutting emissions. because their emissions have been very high in the past and they have grown rich because they were able to emit and live off cheap oil and coal. secondly, they had committed to helping developing countries to take action, through
the misery caused by hurricane sandy. >> it's thursday, december 13th. and "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning is a look inside the mind of a 22-year-old sandwich shop clerk who went on a shooting rampage at a suburban portland shopping mall. here is what we know about the young man. his name is jacob tyler roberts. friends say he was usually upbeat, sweet even. suddenly quit his job last week. his ex-girlfriend said he announced he was going to move to hawaii. he never followed through on that. instead police say he put a hockey mask on and headed toward the clackamas town center mall on tuesday afternoon. ended up killing a dedicated hospice nurse and respected former radio executive. critically wounded a 15-year-old girl before he finally committed suicide. it all brings us right to dan simon. he's live from suburban portland this morning. what else do we know about jacob roberts? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. his name surfaced less than 24 hours ago so it's still a bit early in the investigation. but the thi
. kelly: we do. jamie: a new tribute to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. we can't do enough to let them know we care. a community far from connecticut got together to honor those killed. that story is on its way ♪ kelly: britain's royal family is celebrating the christmas holiday. most of the family attending church services in london with a few exceptions, dawning a turquois coat and matching hat, queen elizabeth the ii arrived at the church early this morning with most of the royal family. the queen also delivering her yearly message to great britain and the commonwealth, this year in three defor the first time. reminding people to keep soldiers, first-responders and their families in their hearts on christmas. >> for many christmas is also a time for coming together but for others service will come first. those serving in our armed forces, in our emergency services, and in our hospitals whose sense of duty takes them away from family and friends will be missing those they love. and those who have lost loved ones may find this day especially full of memories. that's why
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. so tune in next friday for my all star comedy special. >> together we can get new yorkers back to yelling at strangers and ignoring our friends. [ music ] >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." >> bill: you bet. 25 minutes after the hour. the supreme court, it's going to be interesting to see how we -- we know how scalia and clarence thomas and samuel alito will rule but where will john roberts come down? will he begin be the swing vote? how about anthony kennedy? i think it's only a matter of time. and the supreme courters of the marriage equality are saying by independence day july 4th, we ought to know whether or not the constitutional -- the states that have banned same-sex marriage, whether that will be ruled unconstitutional. peter, what have you got on before we go to the phones?
named firefighter of the year in his department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. >>> 7:23 is the time right now. we'll be back with more. >> we got somebjc7.u weather aroud the country on this christmas day. as y
, the 12-12-12 concert that raised money for people who lost everything in hurricane sandy. hey, hey, you got me laughing ♪ ♪ hey hey you got me rocking ♪ hey hey you got me rocking ♪ . >> brian: the rolling stones, just one of the emotional performances. wnyw reporter theresa live outside madison square garden. a wild night. >> a wild night indeed. good morning, brian, good morning, everyone. for six precious hours, the victims of hurricane sandy put their troubles aside and they watched rock royalty jam out in a way many of us have never seen before. we are a region that unites in good times and in bad. last night was no different. we came together to help a neighbor in need essentially to say, hey, we have got your back. this show was billed as one of the greatest rock line - ups of all time. it did not disappoint. as you mentioned, we had the stones. we had the who. we had paul mccartney. we had bruce springstein. we had bill gee joel, eric clapton of the we had aeshah keys, the list goes on and on of the they played brand-new songs and they played oldies but goodies. the song
in the growing debate over gun control in the aftermath of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. the head of the nra, standing by his comments about preventing similar mass curse. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i will tell you what the american people, i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is not going to make any kids safer. we have to get to the real problem, the real causes and that's what the nra is trying to do. there are so many different ways to evade that if you had that. you had that for 10 years when dianne feinstein passed the ban in '94. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. i think that is phony piece of legislation and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it is all built on lies that have been found out. heather: gun control advocates equally adamant about their position. here's democratic senator charles schumer. >> he was so extreme and so tone deaf, not even saying that guns had any part of the problem. that h
are getting privately trained use handguns in the wake of sandy hook shootings. other states are going farther. arizona's attorney general proposing to change the state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. the "l.a. times," the city of los angeles collected more than -- this story is unbelievable. they collected more than 2,000 firearms part of a guns for groceries buyback program. 75 assault weapons were included in that and two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. >> they got steak and shrimp for the rocket launchers. what about teachers with guns in classrooms? >> i mean, it's amazing to me. i had randy wine gart ten of the american federation of teachers on my show last night. it's outrageous to me on two levels. one, you're going to put more guns into schools it to try to deal with getting guns out of the school. you don't have money for students. you don't have money for sports and arts. you don't have money for anything you need in school, but you're going to find money to buy guns, bullets and training for teachers? where did the conservatives come up wi
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of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
as storm cleanups. hurricane sandy spared the statue but did widespread repair on the island. the statue just got a $30 million spruceup that closed it for a year and it reopened the day before hurricane sandy. >> that's a shame. that was a storm. that was -- 13-foot water level. >> probably for a time all that was visible was the statue itself in the entire island surrounding it under water. kind of crazy. our storm around here in comparison not as big but it was a significant blow we tack over the past couple of days. many of you had more than half a foot of rainfall in just five days. we do have another round of rain moving in. i'm not going to call it a storm. we won't have flooding or widespread problems from the next system, just rain moving through. 63 degrees in livermore, san jose, san francisco and oakland. santa rosa with some rain showers around for you with 54. concord 57. have you noticed the lack of sunshine? taking that extra vitamin d pill in the morning? only 3 of the past 19 days have been sunny. i'm happy to report that will change coming up. but we have it get throug
sales increased only 0.7%. hurricane sandy dampened the mood of shoppers in the northeast. and then there's the issue of the fiscal cliff and higher taxes. >> i think the worries of what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's tha
this christmas season. >> brian: super storm sandy couldn't wipe out his home but something else did. >> she said to me. are you sure your house is gone. you misplace a pen and pencil but not a house. >> gretchen: how the entire house vanished."fox and friendst now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: a house is something that is not easy to misplace. if you leave it there, you come back and it is there. >> gretchen: you hope that happens. we'll fill you in on the details. in the meantime what happen in a phone call. a lot can happen, right. you can get in fights and agreements and compromise. hum, i am not so sure that happened in the phone call between speaker of the house john boehner and president of the united states, barack obama. did they come to a conclusion. it is now the president's turn. >> brian: it is a week since the president and speaker talked. i do not know at of this moment who called who. >> steve: we know no details. >> brian: it is good there is no details. i just talked to the president and he's not listening to me . i talked to the speaker and he dug in. that is a good sig
his own people and governor chris christie asking the feds to pay 100% for the damage left by sandy. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning in washington where the halls of congress are a little quieter now that house members have gone home for the weekend. the break comes with 26 days to go until the fiscal cliff deadline and after president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke again by phone but failed to reach a deal. boehner says revenues can be on the table just not in the form of tax hikes on the rich. treasury secretary timothy geithner says that just won't work. >> there's no point to an agreement that involve the rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. it's only 2%. >> geithner went on to say that he's fully prepared. the obama administration is fully prepared to go off that fiscal cliff if republicans don't agree to tax hikes on the wealthiest americans. let's bring in congressional correspondent kate bolduan. the white house won't budge on taxes. the republican led house takes a br
week at the hurricane sandy benefit concert. ♪ >>> and today fans remembered former beatle john lennon who was shot and killed 32 years ago today. this tribute took place at the strawberry fields memorial in central park near the dakota apartments where lennon lived. on december 8th, 1980 lennon was returning home from recording session when he was shot by a deranged fan. mark david chapman. when the news of the shooting spread hundreds of fans gathered for a candle light vigil. >>> a garage sale at the home of bob hope shut down early this weekend because fans bought up everything. in sight. from hope's old golf programs and gi joe collectibles bearing his likeness to some rolled up carpets and a head board? hundreds of people wanted a piece of bob hope. one staff member said this was the cheap stuff sitting in two garages at the hope estate at the lake but it had value to the fans. >> i got four chairs and the table. >> i need one and i wanted juan for the backyard. i have a couple of ohs and it was bob hope's. >> an employee of the estate says it doesn't represent bob hope's legacy.
mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school changed everything, and it has. it is a tipping point. reliably pro gun lobby senators have shifted position saying they can no longer bring themselves to oppose gun policies. republican commentator joe scarborough said sandy hook changed everything. president obama said, we can't tolerate this anymore, we must do better than this. so friday changed everything. for me, though, it was a shooting on the observation deck of oh the empire state building when my brother was shot. for others it was a school bus in chicago, or a parking lot in florida. for jim and sara brady, a day in 1981 changed everything, when jim stood behind the most well-trained armed guards with the president yet was still struck by gun violence that did change everything, it created two leaders of this movement, who rallied to demand the last important pieces of gun safety legislation we have had in this country and yet still, every day in america, everything changes for hundreds of more families. we're here because every year in america, 100,000 americans are shot, 30
of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race, but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that efuse sieve. they'll remember if his name pops up in 2016. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: from the say what category of entries comes a combo team, missouri senate candidate todd akin and richard murdoch of indiana. >> life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> republican dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwipdalled throughout the year, but akin and maur dock pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. two words from mitt romney during the primary reverberated all the way through to november. the wish issue was his plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time they would self-deport. >> the concept was n
%. superstorm sandy and the looming fiscal cliff disrupted the shopping season. >>> and if you are returning my holiday gifts, have your right and a lot of patience. usa today reports 14 of 25 on-line retailers in one study are issuing refunds slower than last year. for in-store returns some retailers have shortened return windows and are charging restocking fees, especially for technology. >> thanks. >>> straight ahead on your morning wednesday news, weather is coming up, and lebron james takes it to the oklahoma city thunder in a rematch of the nba final. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion.
money. >> plenty of economic data. we is v a welcome respite from all the fiscal cliff. but sandy's fingerprints will be over this data. you're going to see fewer jobs created than expected because sandy kept companies from hiring, people from going out and finding jobs because that was a big disruption in the northeast. we'll start to see the effects of sandy, expected to be temporary but you will see that. >> do you think it will be big some. >> i think that -- i think that -- i think that sandy is going to mean tens of thousands of jobs at least. >> all right. >> more on that tomorrow. >> thank you. >> extreme make-over gop edition. >> paul ryan, marco rubio set a course for rebranding the republican party. >> can you guess the word of the year for 2012? your odds of getting it right are better than in previous years. that's because there are two words almost always looked up together. >> powerball. >> that's your hint. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices wit
. we'll have the latest coming up in a moment. >>> also ahead, in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy, a new plan from the controversial sheriff in arizona. he wants armed volunteers to patrol the schools there. we'll get into that debate. >>> then, we'll share with you a romance story 20 years in the making. it began with a simple love letter in elementary school. >>> plus, did you get the gift for the holidays that, well, just wasn't you? a record number of returns are expected this year. but did you ever wonder what happens next? we'll take you inside a warehouse where many of these items go and actually wind up getting resold at some pretty deep discounts. >> i like the sound of that, deep discount. we'll go shopping, too. >>> we begin this morning with the stormy weather blanketing parts of the northeast. dylan dryer has the latest. >>> yes flar, this time it looke southern new england will get the brunt of it. you see the warnings and advisories posted all across the northeast. basically stretching right down into ohio. and into parts of even northeastern kentucky. it's
billion-dollar spending bill for hurricane sandy relief, it is a bit conversional it include something spending items that had nothing to bowith the storm or the victims like a new roof for the smithsonian. we'll keep you posted. >> coming up, fists are flying, newports could be closing. the union fight that could hit you right in your wallet. then, why if you are pretty, things could get ugly. it now is legal to fire women just because they look like kate upton. tom: thousands of dockworkers are threatening to walk out of ports this weekend. jonathan gould said this strike would make things worse. jonathan, what is the impact to the retailers? >> thank you very much, tom, impact for not only retail industry but all industries rely on the ports for imports and exports will be significant if they are allowed to shut down for any length of time witness once the contract expires this weekend. tom: from department stores to lumber, and auto, will one be hurt worse? >> this will be wespread across all industries, including retail, manufacturers who rely on inputs to production, farmers tryi
may be gearing up for a new battle with congress this time over sandy relief money. the president asked congress to approve more than $60 billion for the hardest hit states, but a democratic aide tells nbc news they expect a fight with some republicans who may demand offsets to cover the funds. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
life insurance policy. you are better off. >> flood insurance, with a storm like we saw with sandy, it seems like in the places you would really need it if you live on the water you can't get it. they are not writing it anymore. if you can, should you? >> the irony here is they say you don't need it and you are not in a flood zone. what we found out are areas not in a flood zone ended up flooded. ironically they weight the policy. if you are close to the water, it is very expensive. if you are further away, less expensive. if are you in that kind of zone, get it. probably worth the money. >> any tips when you are choosing a company? how do you tell if the company will be in business to pay you a claim when you need it? >> very, very difficult. if they are licensed today, you don't know if they will be licensed tomorrow. you can call your state insurance department and ask them if there will be complaints and ask what the ratings are in that company. or talk to a good qualified financial advisor. >> like dominique who joins us today. i feel like you saved us a bundle. i hope folks
on the $60.4 billion emergency spending bill for hurricane sandy victims. some conservatives want the government to cut back spending in other areas in exchange for relief money. the new york and the new jersey governors ask for bigger aid packages. >>> the powerful winter storm swept through half of the country and left many in dark. arkansas, 15-inchs of snow caused widespread daniel to power lines and cutting electricity to 200,000 customers. chicago has already reached 500 homicides before the end of this year. the highest level in four years. windy city is desperate to lower its murder rate. correspondent mike tobin looks at one initiative to supporters hope will do just that. [ siren ] >> guy in the middle of the street. looks shot. >> gangland shooting part of every evening in chicago, the gun control debate is ongoing. solution passed by the cook county board of collisioners another tax. $25 on every handgun sold. this gun store owner says it's tax against the legal gun owners. >> the new tax is sold with the idea it would offset public cost of medical care for shooting vi
! >>> in connecticut today funerals took place for two 6-year-old victims of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, now, we're learn morgue about the killer from a former friend. ways freshman where lanza was a sophomore, both members of the tech club. >> very intelligent person. just like the way he acted around other people was just very with draub drawn, and just quiet. he had a nerd look. like you know khaki pants, belt, tucked in shirt. he had little computer hit. -- kit like a brief case instead of a backpack and a pocket protector. at one point he was a good kid. the event he did that day, may have been evil. before then, he -- he was just another kid. >> he says he lost touch when lanza left high school for home schooling. >> officials in texas including the governor, rick pee$ prevent school shootings. governor perry says knee jerk gun control legislation snot the answer. he thinks teachers should be allowed to carry weapons as long as they have proper training. >> good if you go through the process skpru been dually backgrounded and trained and you're a concealed handgun license carrying
, corrina abc 7 news. >>> nice to see that young man smile. great story. >> experience is off. sandy is here and she has stuff to talk about tonight on live doppler 7 hd. >> radar on mt. st. helens that picking up lightning strike off the coast and so it may get intense in the next couple hours. certainly going into the early morning hours live look right now from high definition sutro camera. we have some rain out there. it's not everywhere. but the thing i'm concerned about is the lightning. let's check out live doppler 7 hd writ now and the last time i saw this happen where numerous lightning strike were showing up off the coast we saw many of those thunderstorms roll on shore so i'm just giving awe warning in the next couple hours. the strike here could result in thunderstorms overland and these strikes right here are just about 109 miles away from the coast line. i am watching them for you and you should be careful out there. now the rainfall at this point is moderate to heavy just northwest of healed burg in the hills there. east bay community we are getting some moder
, sandy. caller: i just went through an experience with my mother who went from the hospital to a nursing home and was told she could not have any rehabilitation services, that she was only allowed to stay in the nursing home seven days. then we had to make arrangements with hospice. they will all the paper that seven days. and she has to pay for everything else honor own. if hospice came to her house, she will have to pay. she paid into medicare many years. i think all seniors need to be aware and be prepared that this is what will happen to them. that's my experience. host: in philadelphia, rick is a democratic caller. caller: i cannot believe i got through. the last time i spoke with c- span was 2003. give me about a minute and 30 seconds. host: go! caller: i think barack obama should keep doing what he is doing, hold his ground. i think it is cold hearted and evil that these rich people don't want to pay what needs to be paid to keep the country running. everybody in the capital -- what is the definition of entitlement? people in the capital get pensions and free health care for not e
from hurricane sandy would play a big role the labor department says it really didn't effect hiring. as for fiscal cliff fears would keep businesses from around the country from hiring that does not seem to be the case. either more than half of the jobs added last month came in retail and health care. the jobs were lost in construction and manufacturing. we're working now to get reaction from the white house and members of congress and hope to have that for you during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:17. another story about controversial comedian katt williams. he has more legal problems after announcing he has unreported. an arrest warrant has been issued for katt williams. chp claims williams almost ran down five people when he drove his motorcycle on to a sidewalk. katt williams also failed to show up at an arraignment in seattle to face charges he hit a man with microphone and threw chairs at fans. despite all the controversy williams managers say he's not retiring and will continue with his nation-wide tour. >>> police in mill va
children and six adults in the sandy hook elementary school. >>> georgia police say two little boys were found in texas in their father's custody. a man watching tv coverage of the case recognized them and called police. uma: we have new information on mexico's violent drug cartels. we've known for years these dangerous criminals have been operating in the u.s. but now police are saying they're extending their reach in america's cities and neighborhoods in very alarming ways. adam housley is joining us live from los angeles with more on this story. adam? >> reporter: yeah, oomph marks you might even say viciously violent ways ways that disturb a lot of local police forces here in the southwest. southern california may not be surprise to you, highest concentration of gang members in the country. a report by the fbi says nearly four in 10 u.s. gang members have some ties to drug trafficking organizations based in mexico. that is far more than any other outside group. also this fbi report says that the number of gang members operating in the u.s. shot up 40% in the last year. nearly one in
of hearts after the connecticut school shooting. >> when i heard about sandy hook, i just felt really bad for all the kids who had died. >> i wasn't surprised that he wanted to do something, i was just surprised that he followed through with it, and it made me really proud. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look w
's disease. this is from a proud mom, she start aid coin drive, trying to help super storm sandy victims. send us your story. you will see, there is a click for the ureport link under the holiday helper section to let us know how you are helping out. what is the legal limit for driving while high? don't know? neither do the states that have just legalized marijuana and the latest on a shooting in a california indian reservation we have been telling you about. an update, next. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >> jamie: rescue in afghanistan, five days after kidnapped by the taliban, an american doctor is free. coalition forces swoop in after reports his life could be in danger. we'll have a live report. >>> regulation nation. is the water you drink a pollutant? it could cost you your home. >>> nfl tragedy, the football league in shock after a car crash leaves one dallas c
stabenow, sandy levin, all of the rest of the delegation john conyers. they asked him, don't sign this thing. let the legislate do its thing. don't sign this thing. if you do sign it, if you feel you have to sign it, then at least veto out the money in it. and if there is no money in it, then that right-to-work legislation could be subject to a referendum. it would go to the people and the people would get to vote on whether the they approve it or not. governor rick snyder having already, number 1, again, flipped from non-support to support, he then rejected their pleas. he signed the legislation and he left the money in meaning it cannot be the subject of a refer endim. there is no doubt why he did it. let's talk about it. 866-55-press. as president obama said the other day, this will legislation is anti-worker. what it means is it encourage people to freeload encourages people who work in union shops to refuse to pay their dues but yet they still get all of the benefits that all of the other dues-paying members have paid for and fought for and won.
. >>> the massacre at sandy hook elementary school got a lot of teachers thinking, what would they do if they found themselves in that same situation and a debate has exploded over whether arming educators is the answer. this is utah, hundreds of people attended a free gun training class especially tailored to teachers and other school employees, some of them already are sold on this idea, others just want to learn more and maybe give themselves the option. joining us now is david burnell, ceo of ops gear, he cosponsored the class with the utah shooting sports council and cory sorenson, a fourth grade teacher who attended the class. good to have both of you. i want to start with david. david, what did you teach in this class? >> the class is broken into two parts, it's called mass file and solutions and these are alternatives to being murdered in a classroom and we break it down into three categories, we talk about run, hide, fight, and breaking contact from the bad guy and barricading and we talk about the last resort you have to fight and the fight piece we break it down into proximity tools such
shooting at sandy hook elementary school not from a victim's family. a survivor actually but could also be called a victim here. they claimed the state is at fault for failing to provide a safe setting. was it foreseeable? do they have a case? our legal panel debates it fair and balanced next hour. >> the white house is prepared to step in today if congress can't get something together to deal with the fiscal cliff deadline just 14 hours away from now. an update from 1600 pennsylvania avenue moments away. >> well, it will be somewhere between 8,000 to $12,000. so i'm not looking forward to that. >> is that more than you expected to go up january 1st. >> even a dollar's more than i can afford, yes. so not good news heather: thousands of first-responders are joining friends and family paying tribute to a hero firefighter gunned down in the line of duty. you're looking live at the scene. this is in webster, new york, where the funeral of getting underway. the 19-year-old volunteer was one of two firefighters shot and killed on christmas eve while responding to a fire set by gunman, william
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